Scholarships Available For Aviation Careers
Students of all ages who are working toward a career in aviation can find scholarships available from a wide range of sources. GAMA said last week it is now accepting applications from high school students for its Edward W. Stimpson “Aviation Excellence” Award, named for the organization’s founder. The $2,000 award will go to a graduating high school senior who has been accepted into an aviation degree program. Applicants are judged on academic skills, extracurricular activities and an essay. For high school music students, the Flying Musicians Association is offering scholarships for flight training through solo (about 15 hours), for juniors and seniors nominated by their music director.
Many other aviation groups offer scholarships for students at all levels, from beginner ground school to specialized career training. Women in Aviation International and the Whirly Girls offer extensive scholarship opportunities, and most are not restricted by gender. EAA, NBAA and AOPA also list scholarship opportunities on their websites. Many groups require applicants to become a member for access to the scholarships.